Fresh Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco: Olea

One of my favorite new restaurants in San Francisco is Olea, opened barely five months ago by my friends, Gabriel Amaya (see photo above) and Glen Bolosan. It has taken them over a year to find a suitable location (California Street at Larkin) so you can imagine how happy I was to hear that they […]

More SF industrial chic: District wine bar

Since we’re on the subject of restaurants and wine bars in renovated industrial buildings, I forgot to mention one of the recent additions to the SF dining and bar scene: District on Townsend Street, two blocks from the baseball stadium. Vibe: industrial chic, exposed brick walls, funky art work, gigantic lounge spaces, huge bar, great […]

Industrial chic, small plates in San Francisco: South and Wine Bar, Serpentine

There’s always something new in San Francisco’s foodie scene and the most interesting places have been popping up in the south of Market (SOMA) area. Serpentine and South Food and Wine Bar are the latest “small plates” restaurants that I’ve tried and like very much. I prefer dining in this way – not traditional three […]